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Mental Heath: Eliminating The Stigma

I am so proud to have been a part of the first ever Broward Mental Health Summit held on September 12th, 2018! This was a hugely successful event which brought awareness...

Researchers Call for a Unified Approach to Preventing Suicides and Other Self-Injury Deaths

Self-injury mortality (SIM), a composite of all methods of suicide and estimated non-suicide deaths from drug self-intoxication, has surpassed diabetes as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States,...

MAKING ANXIETY MANAGEABLE

There are things in life that we never think of controlling. We tend not to worry about those things or try to change them. For example, I used to live around...

FEEDING THE RECOVERING BRAIN FOR HOLIDAY SERENITY

It is our brain’s job to allow us to cope with stress gracefully, but to do that, it needs to be fed optimally! How can we optimally feed our brains this...

THE TEMPLE OF THE NINE

In the 1990’s, a unique cluster of musicians helped push grunge into loftier, and more commercial heights. Among them were Chester Bennington, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Shannon Hoon, Michael Hutchence, Bradley...

LIVING BEYOND: THE CRUELTY OF HOMELESSNESS AND ADDICTION

Many years ago, I fondly recall sitting on a curb with a gentleman who was homeless. Reflecting upon that day, I distinctly remember many characteristics, mannerisms, and particular traits that made...

CONFRONTING NARCISSISTIC ABUSE

We’re all capable of abuse when we’re frustrated or hurt. We may be guilty of criticizing, judging, withholding, and controlling, but some abusers, including narcissists, take abuse to a different level....

Using Psychoeducation Materials For Co-occurring Disorders

Like a Storm Substance use starts out as a light mist, a gentle drizzle, occasionally drinking or using in a seemingly harmless fashion. However, with even a casual glance, one can see...

Is Technology Use a Risk To Sobriety?

For many individual’s addiction is confounding, frustrating and destructive. Whether it’s sugar, caffeine, nicotine, shopping, gambling, alcohol or drugs, it seems no one is exempt. Everyone struggles with something. For many,...

Living Beyond – BE PREPARED AND AWARE: SUICIDE PREVENTION

You are not alone; suicidal ideation occurs when someone is considering taking his or her own life. It is the constant dwelling and preoccupation with suicide that heightens the risk. It...

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